Several high-profile cases of citizens killed by the police in the U.S. have drawn public attention to the use of lethal force and police violence by law enforcement. Examining 7,247 deaths, trends, and situations 2013-2020.
Observation 1: Unarmed killings of Black citizens show downward trends in every state where there have been killings of unarmed Black citizens 2013-2020.
Observation 2: Allegedly Armed killings of Black citizens show upward trends in AR, CO, GA, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NV, NY, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI
Observation 3: Unarmed & Allegedly Armed Black citizens are were killed at a higher rate than citizens of all races when adjusted for Black percentage of population.
Observation 4: Of the Total 7,247 Killings Analyzed
Black=28.19% (0.97% Female / 27.20 Male / 0.06% Trans)
White=49.11% (3.33% Female / 45.75 Male / 0.06% Trans)
Hispanic=28.19% (0.73% Female /18.22% Male /0.01% Trans)
Asian=1.71% (0.10% Female / 1.60% Male)
Native American=1.37% (0.08% Female / 1.28% Male)
Pacific Islander= 2.63% (0.03% Female / 0.61% Male)
Observation 5: Average Age
Female = 37.8
Male = 36.2
Transgender = 28.4
Observation 6: Citizens Killed by Police Departments
|Los Angeles Police Department||119|
|Phoenix Police Department||110|
|Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department||92|
|Chicago Police Department||71|
|New York Police Department||69|
|Houston Police Department||65|
|Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department||62|
|U.S. Marshals Service||51|
|San Antonio Police Department||49|
|Oklahoma City Police Department||47|
Trend Lines Model
Linear trend model is computed for count of 2013-2020 Police Killings given Date (Year).
The model may be significant at p <= 0.05.
Victim’s race*( Year of Date of Incident) + intercept )
Coefficient Ex.: Race= Black Year =2020
Unclear if Citizen had a Weapon Table.
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